Directors and Core Team

Marlene Adelmann

Founder and Director
Through the Herbal Academy, Marlene has brought the wild and wonderful world of plant medicine to thousands of students across…
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Christopher J.. Walker

Technical Support
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Annie Hall

General Manager
Annie manages The Herbarium editorial calendar and plant monograph database. She is part of the editorial team for the blog…
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Amber Meyers

Marketing and Communications Director
Amber manages the Academy's communications and marketing and works with many students through the enrollment process.
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Jane Metzger

Assistant Director
Co-leader of course curriculum development, writer, editor, student community forums manager, photographer.
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Erika G. Galentin MNIMH, RH (AHG)

Course Development Director
Medical herbalist, conservationist, lecturer, writer, gardener and native plant enthusiast.
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Brian Gravel

Technical Support
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Angela Justis

Family Educational Director, Associate Academy Educator
Family Educational Director at the Herbal Academy; children's herbal and science teacher, and author.
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Meagan Visser

Blogging Coordinator
Meagan manages the Herbal Academy blog by planning fresh content and working closely with the writing team.
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Academy Educators

Steven Foster

Associate Academy Educator
On the Board of Trustees of the American Botanical Council, and Contributing Editor to HerbalGram with over 40 years of experience.
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Pamela Spence, M.A. (Hons), B.Sc. (Hons), M.N.I.M.H.

Associate Academy Educator
Pamela is a contributor to LandLove Magazine, has a BBC online series and runs international workshops.
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Matthew Wood MSc

Associate Academy Educator
International known teacher and author of six herbal medicine books. He's been an herbalist since 1982 and has seen tens of thousands of clients over…
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Maria Noël Groves, R.H., A.H.G.

Associate Academy Educator
Clinical Herbalist at Wintergreen Botanicals, author of Body into Balance, and founder of the NH Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild.
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Katheryn Langelier, L.M.T.

Associate Academy Educator
Katheryn Langelier is the owner and formulator of Herbal Revolution Farm and Apothecary as well as a licensed massage therapist.
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Emily Ruff

Associate Academy Educator
Executive Director of the Florida School of Holistic Living and of the Florida Herbal Conference.
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Bevin Clare, M.S., R.H., C.N.S.

Associate Academy Educator
President of the American Herbalists Guild and board member of United Plant Savers.
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Ayo Ngozi, M.S.

Associate Academy Educator
Clinician, lead instructor at Centro Ashé’s Grassroots Herbal Program in southern MD; online teaching assistant for the Maryland University of Integrative Health; and course development…
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Agatha Noveille

Associate Academy Educator
Associate Educator at the Herbal Academy. Author of Adaptogens: 75+ Herbal Recipes for Mood, Energy, Focus, and More.
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Amanda Klenner

Associate Academy Educator
Community herbalist who teaches and is owner and publisher of Natural Herbal Living Magazine.
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Angie Barger

Associate Academy Educator
Clinician and owner of Luna Root Wellness.
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Anne Lyngdoh

Associate Academy Educator
An ethnobotanist with extensive research experience and a contributor to the Forager Foundation and The Miracle of Feeding Cities.
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Anne McIntyre, F.N.I.M.H., M.A.P.A.

Associate Academy Educator
Herbalist, Ayurvedic practitioner, gardener, lecturer and author of more than 20 books. Anne McIntyre has been practising her own blend…
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Annet Zakaryan, Ph.D, M.Sc., M.S., B.S.

Associate Academy Educator
Annet is a botanist as well as a scientific and regulatory affairs professional
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Ariel Martian

Associate Academy Educator
Herbalist, fermentation expert, and herbal apothecary.
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Carey Denman

Associate Academy Educator
Family herbalist, herbal crafter, gardener, and mother.
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Chris Marano, R.H., M.S., B.A.

Associate Academy Educator
Clinical and Community Herbalist since 1993; Founder, Director and Head Educator of Clearpath School of Herbal Medicine since 1999
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Dr. H. David Mitcheson, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.

Associate Academy Educator
Along with his busy urological practice, Dr. Mitcheson teaches Anatomy & Physiology in online and on-site educational programs.
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Emma Merritt

Associate Academy Educator
Clinical herbalist who owns and runs an herbal clinic and apothecary.
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Erin Smith, M.Sc, C.C.H.

Associate Academy Educator
The Founder and Director of the Center for Integrative Botanical Studies and creator of Plant-Passionate Living™.
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Jennifer Galbraith

Associate Academy Educator
Herbal crafter and product maker as well as passionate gardener wildcrafter, and homesteader.
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Jessica Mullins

Associate Academy Educator
Jessica is a clinical herbalist, natural product formulator, and founder of Found Herbal.
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Jillian Carnrick, M.S., H.M., C.P.T., A.C.S.M.

Associate Academy Educator
Owns The Dancing Herbalist, since 2012 intergrating bio-molecular herbal extraction techniques for optimum benefits with topical use.
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Stephen Joseph Mulhollen, M.S.

Associate Academy Educator
Joseph is a practicing herbalist with a Master's Degree in Herbal Medicine and Therapeutics.
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Judith Sumner

Associate Academy Educator
Judith is an award winning botanist with extensive experience as a teacher at the college level and on PBS.
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Kerry Hughes, M.Sc.

Associate Academy Educator
Herbalist and Ethnobotanist who has authored several books and has worked through her consulting company Ethnopharm.
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Lauren Anderson

Associate Academy Educator
Lauren is a patient advocate and integrative health specialist, located in Medford, MA.
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Lauren Murphy

Associate Academy Educator
Lauren runs a small online shop called Lala Earth that features many products made from her organic garden and ethical…
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Linda Russell

Associate Academy Educator
Retired owner of Scentsibilities as well as teacher and speaker on growing and using herbs, herbal health and aromatherapy.
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Lisa Weiss

Associate Academy Educator
Clinical herbalist and Kripalu yoga teacher.
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Maggie Pope, B.Sc. (Hons), M.N.I.M.H., M.C.P.P.

Associate Academy Educator
Practitioner, author and co-founder of the South West School of Herbal Medicine.
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Marc Williams

Associate Academy Educator
Ethnobiologist, teacher and Executive Director of Plants and Healers.
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Maureen Robertson, M.N.I.M.H., M.S.c.

Associate Academy Educator
Co-founder of the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine and now The Herbal Path.
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Naomi Ullian, B.A.

Associate Academy Educator
Naomi Ullian is a clinical herbalist and food educator practicing primary care using Western constitutional herbalism and integrative nutrition counseling.
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Rebecca Dalgin

Associate Academy Educator
Rebecca is a clinical herbalist and owner of Wild Heart Wellness.
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Sara Rooney, B.Sc., B.A.

Associate Academy Educator
Medical herbalist specializng in women's health published in the International Journal of Herbal Medicine.
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Sarah Sorci

Associate Academy Educator
Holistic herbalist and owner of Sweet Flag Herbal CSA.
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Sherilyn Siegmund-Roach, M.Sc., C.C.A.

Associate Academy Educator
Clinical aromatherapist, educator, and owner of Golden Heart Essentials. Aromatherapy author and Herbal Academy editor.
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Soumya Ganapathy, M.D.

Associate Academy Educator
A practicing physician who is board-certified in both emergency and integrative medicine.
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Stephany Hoffelt B.A., H.A.S.

Associate Academy Educator
Community herbalist operating Naturally Simple Living with educational services on healthy living.
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Steve Kippax, M.Sc., M.N.I.M.H., M.A.T.C.M.

Associate Academy Educator
Past President of The National Institute of Medical Herbalists, Steve has been practising herbal medicine since 1984, and TCM since…
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Tara Welty

Associate Academy Educator
Acupuncturist, educator, and public speaker.
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Vanessa Mardones

Associate Academy Educator
Vanessa is an ethnobotanist and Formulation Researcher at New Chapter with an extenstive background in herbalism and research.
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Veda West, M.Sc., B.Sc., B.A., M.N.I.M.H.

Associate Academy Educator
Veda is a member of NIMH and was awarded the Phyto Products Award for her work in pharmacology.
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Contributing Writers and Bloggers

Rebecca O’Bea

Contributing Writer
Retired, registered nurse, owner of Arbor Ridge Farm, backyard beekeeper, and gardener.
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Amber Shehan

Contributing Writer
Herbal crafter and blogger.
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Christina Anthis

Contributing Writer
Christina green and eco-friendly living blogger.
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Rachel Ross

Contributing Writer
Certified Nurse-Midwife at Anne Jacques Hospital in Newburyport, Massachusetts
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Jessica Peterson

Contributing Writer
Jessica is a biologist and author for Leaf Mother.
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Sarah Outlaw, C.B.H.C., M.H., N.R.T

Contributing Writer
Sarah is an herbalist, nutritionist, Nutrition Response Testing(sm) practitioner, healer, farm girl, wife, mother, and entrepreneur.
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Judith Sumner

Associate Academy Educator
Judith is an award winning botanist with extensive experience as a teacher at the college level and on PBS.
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Ellen Demotses

Contributing Writer
Ellen Demotses is an aromatherapist, TCM and Western herbalist. She is a member of the American Botanical Council and the…
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Spencre L.R. McGowan

Contributing Writer
Community herbalist, artist, writer and creator of Gingertooth & Twine.
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Lisa Kelly

Contributing Writer
With a passion for vegan cooking, Lisa is the founder, personal chef and blogger of The Vegan Pact.
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Stephinie Miner

Contributing Writer
Community herbalist, homesteader, and herbal crafter.
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Katie Sandy

Contributing Writer
Certified aromatherapist and homeschooling mom of five kids passionate about using essential oils and herbs as part of her family's…
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Melissa Salce

Contributing Writer
Melissa Salce is a freelance writer, editor, and crafter with more than 15 years of professional writing experience.
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Michelle Van Doren, M.S., R.D.

Contributing Writer
Michelle enjoys writing about her adventures in creating a homestead, cooking with whole foods, healing with herbal medicine, and living…
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Kimberly Nettuno

Contributing Writer
A student of the Herbal Academy and St. Francis College of Animal Homeopathy and a mother living on a thriving…
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Colleen Codekas

Contributing Writer
Colleen Codekas runs the blog Grow Forage Cook Ferment, a website that teaches about all types of homesteading endeavors, particularly…
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Jackie Johnson, N.D.

Contributing Writer
Naturopathic Doctor, owner of the Planhigion Herbal Learning Center and Hiraeth Herb Shed, as well as editor for the Wisconsin…
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